KEYNOTE: REBECCA ZORACH, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Online and in Person at Hart House, University of Toronto
March 18, 2022
Call for Papers Deadline: February 4th, 2022, 5 PM ET
The Graduate Union of the Students of Art (GUStA) at the University of Toronto is pleased to present the ninth Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium in cooperation with the Department of Art History:
In art history, notions of artistic creation, identity, and agency are often underpinned by an anthropocentric framework that hampers critical reflection on non-human actors in the making and circulation of images and artefacts.
This symposium seeks to explore nonanthropocentric perspectives to artistic practice by confronting the ‘animal’, ‘inorganic’, or even ‘divine’ limits of art making, and examining the degree to which the works of art both past and present continue to be shaped by agencies and currents of power that resist or exceed human control.
We encourage submissions from students and scholars working on visual and material culture in any period or region, as well as those engaging with theoretical insights in eco-criticism, history of science and technology, media theory, archaeology and anthropology.peration with the Department of Art History.